February is Poverty and Hunger Awareness Month!
Learn about poverty and hunger in America and around the world, and events where you can make a difference and help feed those who are hungry.
We encourage everyone to read the book, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America. The book is available for purchase ($11) on Sundays during coffee, or at the Welcome Center during office hours, Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Make checks payable to Kirk in the Hills with February Book in the memo line.
Rise Against Hunger Sunday, February 4Refectory
We need 100 volunteers (age 4 and older) to help with this food packaging event! Three shifts are available:
Set Up: 9:00–10:30 a.m. (6–8 teen/adult volunteers; must be able to lift 50 pounds)Food Packaging: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (100 volunteers needed, age 4+)Clean Up: 12:30–1:30 p.m. (6–8 teen/adult volunteers; must be able to lift 50 pounds)Register Online
Lunch and LearnSunday, February 2512:15 p.m. | Heritage Hall
Meet Dr. Luke Shaefer, author of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, as he addresses the tragic reality of hunger and poverty. There is no cost for the lunch, but registration is required. Watch for more details coming soon.
Ongoing Opportunities to Serve in the Community
• Accent Pontiac – Strengthening Pontiac's youth and community through equitable access to intensive and consistent music making. Volunteers are needed October–May. Sign Up Here• Kirk Tutors – Volunteers are needed to assist students who struggle with math, reading, writing, and spelling. You can help mid-October through mid-May. Sign Up Here• Baldwin Center Engineering Club – An unlimited number of spots exist for people who love kids, math, science and engineering, and want to help. Mondays and Thursdays, 5:00–5:45 p.m. Sign Up Here• Grace Centers of Hope – Committed to creating community by providing shelter, recovery and rehabilitation to men, women and children suffering from homelessness, drug addiction, alcoholism, and/or spousal or parental abuse. Learn More• Hope Against Trafficking (HAT) – Provides safe housing and restorative support for adult female survivors of sex and labor trafficking. Email Amy Davis to Volunteer• House of Hope – Two amazing women in Pontiac are ministering to the children and families in their trailer park (while working and going to school). They are looking for help this Christmas to provide gifts for families in the park. On an ongoing basis they are seeking help with tutoring, activities, meals and clothing drives. Contact Brooke Holtslag at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alyssa Waddell at email@example.com to help!• Humble Design – Helping families transitioning out of homeless shelters by providing furnishings and design services. We turn their empty house into a clean, dignified and welcoming home. Learn More• Life Remodeled – Investing money, labor and materials into one Detroit neighborhood each year. We remodel community assets, repair homes, and cleanup 300 city blocks in six days. Volunteer• Lighthouse of Oakland County – Serving residents of southeastern Michigan who are facing economic hardship by providing the support and resources they need to move from crisis towards self-sufficiency. Learn More• Oakland County Children's Village – Offers a safe, structured environment for youth that includes secure detention, residential treatment and shelter care services. Learn More• Care Net Pregnancy Center, Berkley|Detroit – A faith based organization providing a holistic approach to client care. Learn More